Posts Tagged ‘undergraduate education’

Amit Patel graduates with preventative care on his mind

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USF College of Public Health graduate Amit Patel began his undergraduate education in business before finding his passion for public health. Patel was first introduced to public health during his first semester at USF in a contemporary health class taught by Todd Wells, COPH alumnus and former director of the USF Center for Leadership and […]

Aldenise Ewing recognized for outstanding teaching

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On April 5, USF College of Public Health doctoral student Aldenise Ewing was awarded the 2017 Provost’s Award for Outstanding Teaching by a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Health, Medicine and Behavioral Science category. The award is presented by the USF Academy for Teaching and Learning Excellence. This award was established in 1998 to recognize […]

Videos promote student engagement in online education

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“We are not just prolific, scientific researchers, but we are also excellent teachers and so as a college our faculty shine in different ways,” said Alison Oberne, faculty instructor for the bachelor of science in public health and USF College of Public Health alumna. For the past year and a half, Oberne has been focusing […]

Peace Corps service confirms Wilnie Merilien’s public health passion

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Remembering when she landed in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to begin her U.S. Peace Corps service, USF College of Public Health alumna Wilnie Merilien said, “I was shaking with uncertainty and apprehension, but I was following my passion.” After a competitive application process stressing applicant skills, adaptability and cross-cultural understanding, Merilien was invited to serve as […]

Alumna Jamilla Cooper makes COPH dual degree history

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It was her freshman year and USF College of Public Health alumna Jamilla Cooper was still not quite sure what she wanted to major in. However, she reached an epiphany after enrolling in her first public health course: Sex, Health, and Decision Making. “It awakened my interest for public health because the topics covered presented an […]

Students and faculty represent USF COPH at FEMA Symposium

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) held its 17th Annual Emergency Management Higher Education Symposium in June at the National Emergency Training Center in Emmitsburg, MD. The topic of the symposium was “Moving Us Forward: Blending Higher Education and Experiential Knowledge in Emergency Management.” USF College of Public Health faculty, Dr. Robert Tabler, Ms. Elizabeth […]

Laura Rusnak presents at the Teaching Professor Conference in Atlanta

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USF College of Public Health Undergraduate Instructor Laura Rusnak presented an electronic poster at the Teaching Professor Conference in Atlanta, GA, May 29-31. The Teaching Professor Conference brings together educators of various disciplines and experience levels from across the nation to share best practices that advance college teaching and learning. The poster, “Improving Student Outcomes […]

Public health undergraduates experience Panama for the first time

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“It was very, very successful,” said Deidre Orriola, instructor of the USF College of Public Health’s first undergraduate course held in Panama, which concluded June 1. At the end of May, a group of 12 undergraduate students, one staff member and one faculty member traveled to Panama for an eight-day, three-credit-hour class. Orriola taught the […]